“Our inspection suggests that roads policing, despite the number of road deaths plateauing and likely to increase, is seen as less of a priority than it should be.
The report was critical of some of my PCC colleagues who don't include road safety in their police and crime plans or make little reference, that is despite the high number of people still killed on the country’s roads each year.
Since the lockdown began, a high proportion of the emails from the public into my office have been about people driving fast and reckless on the county’s largely deserted roads.
In fact, two people have been killed in separate collisions and the Constabulary’s camera enforcement team recently recorded speeds of 104 mph on a road with a 60 mph limit; and 74 mph in a 30 mph limit. Speeds of up to 122 mph have been recorded on the Gloucestershire stretch of the M5.
The BBC presenter has been banned from driving for six months under the totting-up procedure and fined £1398 plus £85 costs.
Well over 1,000 speeding offences have been recorded with the worst offender clocked at 126 mph. Tailgating, use of a mobile phone, vehicle plate offences and failure to use a seatbelt are among the other offences recorded. But it has not only been about enforcement. Police officers...
News of the new super long range enforcement camera being used by Gloucestershire Police has gone viral and features in most national and regional news coverage and many trade magazines. The A417 in Gloucestershire is notorious for all the wrong reason; a motorist being caught driving at a...